February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. During this month, the American Dental Association is asking people to “defeat monster mouth.” Taking care of children’s oral health is important, so read on to learn how you can make sure your child “defeats monster mouth” this month.
National Children’s Dental Health Month is a month-long observance that is dedicated to promoting positive oral health in children. Every year the American Dental Association creates a new slogan encouraging children and their caregivers to get involved in dental care. This year’s “defeat monster mouth” official poster features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, Den and Gen Smiley and K-9 the dog. These characters are fighting Plaqster the Monster in an effort to achieve good oral health. These fun posters show children how to effectively beat Plaqster the Monster through brushing, flossing, rinsing, and practicing healthy eating habits.
It is important for children to develop healthy oral care habits at a young age because these habits carry through to adulthood. Get your child into the habit of eating well, brushing their teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash so they continue these habits as they grow older. Good oral health can protect children from diseases and prevent cavities and other health-related problems.
Another way to encourage children to care for their teeth is by taking them to the dentist. Children should visit the dentist twice a year for a semi-annual cleaning and checkup. If you’re looking for a dentist for your child in the New York area, consider the offices of Dr. Joseph C. Lattinelli. To schedule an appointment with our team, contact us by phone at 212-752-7188. We are located at 121 E 60th Street in New York City, and we hope to help your child care for their teeth this National Children’s Dental Month!